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Love the seating wall, worried about a giant hole in the ground filled with hot ashes...

Building a Round Brick Fire Pit I like the steps and back wall - retaining wall

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gravel courtyard, low maintenance garden, mix of green planting, low stone water feature, by Elysian Landscapes - Gardening Design

Musk Cottage. Flinders, Mornington Peninsula. Weekender of Rick Eckersley.

It was pouring with rain the day I got to see Musk Cottage as part of the Australian Landscape Conference tour. But it was such a wonderful garden, … Continue reading →

A simple metal fire ring can often make the best outdoor setting idea. We love the oversized round design – it just seems so natural, for a fire pit to be round and big.

35 Metal Fire Pit Designs and Outdoor Setting Ideas

I love the way they used this pergola. The simple table & chairs on the patio turns into a room with the pergola above.

I love the way they used this pergola. The simple table & chairs on the patio turns into a room with the pergola designs interior design 2012 interior house design

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So pretty & relaxing . Grow grapevines on top a pergola. An edible landscape is a perfect garden design option. Edible landscaping adds beauty to your space and gives you healthy, nutritious local food.

Shady Style: Patios with Pergolas Inspiration Gallery. My take: shade in a backyard deck- put up a frame and let something grow. Cheap, green, and looks kind of inviting. Just make sure to plant building-friendly greenery.

Shady Style: Patios with Pergolas — Inspiration Gallery

I wish there was a way to add a pergola with an outdoor dining space like this on our house without sucking what little light I get from our tree laden back yard. Maybe the next house. Love this look.


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Cabin Porn: More cloud chambers by artist Chris Drury.

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Fire pit patio - use it solo or share with friends. Designed by Christopher Owen Landscape Design. Silver Medal winning garden 'Tread Lightly' at the Australian Garden Show Sydney.

Patio with a vintage bench and industrial chairs, love the mix and match

22 Awesome Rustic Patio Design Ideas For Everyday Enjoyment

I love the way they used this pergola. The simple table & chairs on the patio turns into a room with the pergola designs interior design 2012 interior house design

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky, a camera obscura structure...

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky, a camera...

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky, a camera obscura structure built by Chris Drury for the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North .

Layered naturalistic plants with vivid drought tolerant plantings–like red pencil trees, toyon, and 4 different types of sage that appear as though they’ve always been a part of the terrain.

Colorful plant palette – drought tolerant plantings – low water – shadow play (tall one with red flowers is Kangaroo Paw--Anigozanthos flavidus)

Learn how to survive blizzard conditions by crafting a winter shelter out of snow, space blankets, fallen branches, cave openings and more.

Shelters are particularly important in cold or rough weather or when you must remain in an area for a prolonged period of time. Good shelter should:

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A seamless indoor-outdoor courtyard designed by Peter Fudge. Photography by Jason Busch.

The Beaverbrook school is an 8-day sprint to design and make a building with your fellow school mates. Days are long, physically demanding, and filled with a mixture of technical workshops, construction, cooking, and lots of play in the woods. The school is designed to be the most compact, effective way to impart the techniques and know how to build a building yourself. This year they will build a bathhouse. Who wouldn't want to go to this school?

Beaver Brook: Photo- Great outhouse- one-holer like going to church

Is it Time to Reconsider Using Australian Natives?

Raingardens are popping up all over the country. They look incredible and are a great way to save water and protect our environment from erosion and pollution. Find out everything you ever need to know about our water wise friend, the raingarden.

Sauna, Denizen Works Architecture

A mobile sauna in Finland, built/designed by the London-based architects Denizen Works I felt this little cabin on skids (making it ".